They say that life is measured by moments and not money and that it is far more rewarding to travel to a new place than to own a new car. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to travel when you have a family, job, or just live in the busy, fast-paced society we have created. Regardless of the million reason you have to not take the trip – whether it be money or schedules- you need to plan for time aside to see the world. Here’s how (and why) you can and should make this happen.
Traveling with Kids
Give them real world experiences
It’s a fun time to be a kid and even more fun to be a parent.. Books and stories are great, but what better way to teach them about the world than by showing them the world? If you want to give your kids an education on other cultures, societies, and ethnicities, than why not actually take them to these places so they can learn firsthand? Who says an education has to cost an arm and a leg?
Teach them a history lesson by taking them to ancient Rome or show them how they celebrate Christmas in Ireland. The world is your oyster and there is nothing stopping you, especially if you’re smart about your travels. Book wisely and book with Motel 6 via their online coupons. The best part is, you don’t even have to travel far to make it a fun adventure! Just go somewhere new and everything else will fall into place.
It sounds silly, but it’s true. Instead of going out for pizza on a Friday with the family, make a homemade pie with everyone. It will save money on delivery fees or tipping your server, and it gives you and the kids something fun to do together. Make them put their phones down, turn off the television, and actually spend time together instead of spending money.
The power of 4
For holidays and birthdays, the money as to come from somewhere. Instead of buying everything on everyone’s wish list, follow the simple rule of 4: buy one thing they want, one thing they will wear, something to read, and one thing they actually need… And one special gift from you! Use this going forward with every birthday and holiday and you will be surprised how much you can save! Genius, right?
Your adventure is only a few steps away, if you know how to plan accordingly.